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At the Center for Women’s Sports Health at NYU Langone, our team provides specialized care designed to help women and girls achieve their athletic goals. We understand that athletes in any sport perform at their best with comprehensive care that emphasizes injury prevention and overall health.

Dr. Cordelia Carter and Woman Patient

Our experts provide you with the highest quality care, information, and support so you can reach your full potential and stay at the top of your game.

Whether you come to us because you have an injury, need physical therapy, or seek guidance on training and nutrition, our team creates a customized treatment plan based on your individual experience and needs. Our aim is to provide you with the highest quality care, information, and support to help reach your full potential and stay there.

Sports Health

We’re dedicated to providing world-class care to athletes at all levels who seek to maximize their performance.

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Common Sports Injuries We Treat

Our doctors are experts in diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries that commonly affect women. They also coordinate with specialists across NYU Langone to ensure you receive complete care that is focused on your needs as an athlete. Care for girls and adolescent women is provided through the Center for Young Athletes, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.

Because women’s bodies function differently from men’s, they are at higher risk of certain sports-related injuries, such as those in the hips, knees, and shoulders, than their male counterparts. They may also experience other injuries, such as concussion, differently from men. Our specialists not only treat these and other conditions when they occur, but also work with you to prevent injuries before they happen.

Our primary care sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons specialize in treating the following injuries that are frequently seen in women and girls:

  • concussion
  • shoulder injuries, including sprains, strains, tears, tendinitis, dislocation, and instability
  • hip injuries, including sprains, strains, impingement, and labral tears
  • knee injuries, including ACL tears, meniscus tears, and knee cap dislocations and instability
  • foot and ankle injuries, including ankle sprains and plantar fasciitis
  • acute injuries and fractures
  • stress fractures
  • overuse injuries, including osteochondritis dissecans lesions in joints, which can cause pain, swelling, and a locking sensation

Our doctors also diagnose and manage female athlete triad syndrome, a condition that can occur in athletes who train intensely. The triad refers to the three components that those with the syndrome may experience: amenorrhea, or the abnormal absence of menstrual periods; osteopenia, or low bone mass; and low energy, sometimes tied to disordered eating—all of which make girls and women susceptible to sustaining sports-related injuries.

Educational Events for Women Athletes

Experts at the Center for Women’s Sports Health participate in events and lectures at high schools, colleges, and workplaces throughout New York City. These events highlight practical ways to prevent injury and achieve your best performance. Our specialists provide guidance on topics such as stretching before and after exercise; staying mindful of your body while being active; eating a healthy, balanced diet; and avoiding over-exercise.

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Our Team of Doctors

Our sports health doctors collaborate with experts from various specialties to deliver multispecialty care that meets the specific health and performance needs of women and girls.

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Our Location

Center for Women’s Sports Health

171 Delancey Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10002

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